The past few days…have been some of the hardest days of my life. Not THE hardest…but they’re definitely up there. But bad things come in threes right?
Where to begin…
As you may have read on my twitter, the home inspection did not go well. After paying $400 for an appraisal, $75 for a termite inspection, and $500 for a home inspection, we discovered that our potential first home has active termites throughout, white rot, brown rot, and heavy mold. 45-50% of the foundation is crumbling wood, including some foot walls. Minimum $20,000 worth of work. The house will actually have to be jacked up off it’s foundation, and they still won’t be able to completely fix the damage.
On the phone telling my bestie.
And yes, I am thankful we found out before we actually purchased the home. We pulled out of the contract of course…but I honestly just wish the owner had known. There had even been some work done in the crawl space, so whoever did that work knew! And either chose not to tell the owner, or the owner knows. Oh…she better not know! But here’s the thing, Parrish and I both work for non-profits. We don’t make a lot of money, and this set back isn’t easy for us to bounce back from. You know?! uuuuuuuggggghhhhhhh
Then Saturday night we found out that we wouldn’t have any water at our rental until Monday afternoon. And then Sunday morning Parrish woke up to a flat tire! Geeeeeeeez.
BUT being the folks that we are, we’re shaking it off, looking at more houses, and Parrish is checking out crawl spaces BEFORE we make an offer.
***Today is a brand new day; SO I started it out right:
MY VERY FIRST OATS IN A JAR!
I made a batch of Chhhh-chhhh-chhh-chia oats and transported them to work because I knew I had an almost empty jar of peanut butter!
I read an article about how chia seeds have been shown to help regulate blood sugar, so I thought I would give them a try. When I was diagnosed with Celiac disease, I was in bad health. One issue was that my body was producing too much insulin, and the at some point in my life I would develop diabetes. Basically, my pancreas was going to over work itself. While it was really hard to hear, it was the wake up call I needed to change my eating habits.
I picked up this bag of Navitas Chia Powder at my local Whole Foods. I LOVE it! It’s always nice to eat something other than rice…corn…and soy!
In the mix: 1/3 cup water, 1/3 cup vanilla soymilk, 4 slices of banana, and 2 tbsp. chia powder
These oats were TASTY and really held me over at work! Mid day snack:
Smooth and Creamy is my favorite. Peach was good, but Lime is still my fave!
Parrish surprised me by heating up the grill for supper! On the menu:
Grilled zucchini, summer squash, onion, and okra tossed in olive oil
BBQ rubbed chicken…I enjoyed my chicken sans grilled bacon :)
I LOVE grilled okra! Well actually I LOVE grilled, pickled, raw, or fried okra!
So tasty! Meals like this get me excited for summer.
I think we’re going to try to grow okra this year. Any tips?
Not a bad way to spend a brand new day right? And tomorrow is another brand new day, and I am determined that it be a great one!